Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Jovis, 6 die Junii, 1678.
A BILL for making navigable the River Vale in the County of Cornewall, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Mr. Tanner, Sir John Rolles, Colonel Rolles, Sir Gervas Elwes, Sir Hen. Ford, Mr. Mallet, Sir Trevor Williams, Sir John Cotton, Sir Edw. Deering, Sir Tho. Allen, Mr. Westfaling, Sir John Talbot, Sir John Knight, Sir Ad. Browne, Mr. Wright, Mr. Spry, Mr. Buscawen, Sir John Trevor, Colonel Birch, Sir John Mallet, Sir John Carew, Mr. Crouch, Sir John Elwes, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Gilbert Talbot, Sir Tho. Mompesson, Sir Ro. Berkley, Sir John Coryton, Mr. Daniell, Sir Ric. Temple, Mr. Mann, Mr. Weld, Sir John Norton, Sir Wm. Haward, Mr. Osborne, Mr. Roberts, Sir Geo. Courtop, Mr. Manaton, Mr. Hunt, Mr. Spark, Sir Fr. Rolls, Sir Edw. Masters, Mr. Cheney, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Sir Geo. Downing, Sir Wm. Killegrew, Mr. Progers, Mr. Sackvile, Mr. Gwyn, Sir Fr. Clerke, Sir Robert Cann, Sir Ric. Everard, Mr. Buller, Mr. Burlace, Mr. Treby, Sir Fr. Drake, Mr. Rashly, Mr. Noseworthy, Sir Arthur Harris, Sir Tho. Hatton, Colonel Titus, Mr. Foote, Sir John Moreton, Mr. Neale, Lord Fitzharding, Mr. Mallack, and all that serve for the Counties of Cornwall and Devon: And they are to take care, that Provision be made, that a Jury be summoned by the Justices of the Peace, to ascertain the Damages for the Land that is to be taken away: And they are to meet To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Inner Court of Wards: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to repeal the Law that makes it Felony to export Wool; and to provide more effectual Remedies to prevent the exporting it into foreign Parts.
Burying in Woolen.
A Bill for Burying in Woolen, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir John Knight, Sir Lan. Lake, Sir Geo. Downing, Sir Kingsmill Lucy, Sir Ad. Browne, Mr. Buscawen, Sir Trevor Williams, Sir Gervas Elwes, Mr. Crouch, Colonel Titus, Sir Wm. Blacket, Mr. Browne, Sir Edw. Masters, Colonel Birch, Serjeant Rigby, Mr. Papillon, Sir Hen. Puckering, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Sir Edw. Deering, Mr. Norley, Sir Hen. Ford, Serjeant Gregory, Sir Ad. Browne, Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Wright, Sir Rob. Can, Mr. Powle, Sir Court. Poole, Mr. Price, Mr. Love, Mr. Jones, Sir John Mallet, Mr. Wyn, Sir John Holland, Sir John Moreton, Sir John Barnaby, Sir George Speake, Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir Met. Robinson, Sir John Trevor, Sir Ric. Corbet, Mr. Burlace, Sir Tho. Meeres, Mr. Buscawen, Mr. Hopkins, Mr. Neale, Mr. Mallet, Mr. Crouch, Mr. Mainard, Mr. Goreing, Sir John Hotham, Sir Eliab Harvy: And they are to meet To-morrow, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Weights and Measures.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for the more effectual putting in Execution the Law for regulating Weights and Measures.
A Bill to supply a Defect in the Will of Richard Stevens, was read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be rejected.
Importing French Goods.
The House being informed, that there is a Ship, called the Prosperous, come into the Port of Portsmouth, laden with several French Commodities, and that there is likely to arise a Doubt upon the Law for prohibiting French Commodities, touching the Construction of the Word "imported," What shall be taken to be an Importation within the Meaning of the Act; and that there is no Reward provided by the said Act, for the Informer or Prosecutor; and that, by Reason thereof, the Offenders are likely to escape, without being prosecuted;
Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to examine the Matter of the said Information; and report the same, with their Opinions, what is fit to be done therein, to the House; and to consider of the Defects in the said Law; and to provide Remedies to prevent the same; and present the same to the House.
And it is referred to Mr. Vaughan, Sir Wm. Coventry, Sir Geo. Downing, Mr. Powle, Mr. May, Sir Wm. Thompson, Sir Eliab Harvy, Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr. Ro. Wright, Sir Rich. Everard, Sir Rob. Howard, Sir John Knight, Sir John Trevor, Sir Hen. Ford, Mr. Spry, Colonel Birch, Sir John Covert, Sir Trevor Williams, Sir Wm. Hickman, Sir Gilb. Gerrard, Sir Tho. Meeres, Sir Sam. Bernardiston, Mr. Sachaverell, Sir Tho. Lee, Sir Robert Holmes, Mr. Garraway, Mr. Love, Sir Edw. Deering, Mr. Jo. Wright, Sir Jo. Tredenham, Sir John Mallet, Sir John Covert, Mr. Linfeild, Sir Winston Churchill, Sir Rob. Cann, Mr. Crouch, Sir Court. Poole, Mr. Weld, Sir Wm. Terringham, Sir Rob. Carr, Sir John Hotham, Sir Ad. Browne, Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Papillon, Sir John Mallet, Mr. Cheney, Mr. Buscawen, Mr. Rashley, Sir John Ernle, Sir Ro. Berkly, Mr. Greenvile, Mr. Mallet, Sir Rich. Temple, Sir Robert Carr: And they are to meet To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Supply Bill; Disbanding the Forces.
A Bill for raising a Supply for paying and disbanding all the Forces, raised since the Twenty-ninth of September last, was read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be read a Second time To-morrow Morning.
Disposition of Grants.
A Motion being made, That a Time may be appointed, that the Accounts of the Disbursements of the Two hundred thousand Pounds, taken up by his Majesty upon the Credit of the Act concerning the additional Excise, may be brought in;
And a Debate arising in the House, Whether the Accounts shall be brought in, or not;
Resolved, &c. That the Debate be adjourned till Saturday Morning next, Ten of the Clock.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.